LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A University of Kansas fraternity is on interim suspension after the school received reports of sexual assault during a party during the weekend. University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little said in a news release Wednesday that "disturbing and serious" behavior was reported at the Kappa Sigma fraternity. She did not elaborate. The Lawrence Police Department and the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access are investigating the allegations. The suspension comes as the university faces increasing criticism for its handling of previous allegations of rape on the Lawrence campus. Kansas is one of 76 schools nationwide being investigated by the federal government for their handling of sexual abuse cases. In response to the criticism, Gray-Little appointed a task force to review the school's policies and procedures and to recommend improvements.
Press Release from Lawrence Police Department:
Police: Sexual Assault Investigation at Fraternity Ongoing
Lawrence Police were contacted Monday morning by a University of Kansas student who reported a sexual assault, which occurred at a fraternity party late Saturday evening. Investigators determined the location of the incident was 1045 Emery Road, the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. The allegation included references to sexual contact having occurred while the victim was impaired. Detectives have spoken with several individuals and are continuing their attempt to locate others who may have been present at the party, or have information about what occurred. Anyone with information is asked to call the Lawrence Police Department at 785-832-7509. The investigation is progressing, though no arrests have been made at this time.